News Definitors Archivi - CARMELITANI SCALZI

23 April 2024

Final message of the OCD and OCarm meeting – April 2024

2024 04 21 ING OCARM OCD RETREA...

12 March 2024

Avila: Meeting of European Formators

The annual meeting of OCD European Formators was held in CITeS from 29th January to 2 February 2024. About thirty Formators from all the European OCD Circumscriptions, as well as Fr. Roberto Maria Pirastu, Definitor General, were in att...

4 March 2024

9th Assembly of Conference of Carmelite Superiors of French-speaking Africa and Madagascar

From January 21 to 26, 2024 the Conference of OCD Superiors of French speaking Africa and Madagascar held its annual assembly at Kinshasa (RDC).  The two Definitors for Africa, Frs. Jean-Baptiste Pagabeleguem and Philbert Namphande, attended. The...

8 December 2023

Australia: Report on the friars’ Regional Chapter

The friars from Australia attended their Regional Chapter along with Fr Christianus Surinono OCD, General Definitor for East Asia, and Fr. Jim Noonan OCD, the Irish Provincial. Faced with few vocations for the friars from the Region (Australia, Ne...

12 November 2023

Updating of the Ratio Institutionis of the Order

From the 2nd to the 11th of October 2023, the members of the Commission for the updating of our Ratio Institutionis met at the Generalate to put together the various contributions sent by the Circumscriptions and to ...

22 September 2023

Spain: Seminar on Intellectual Life among Discalced Carmelites

From 27 to 29 June, CITeS (Avila) hosted a seminar on intellectual life in the Discalced Carmelite Order.  There were 17 participants from 6 different countries (Spain, France, England, Italy, Poland and Switzerland).  Their discussions and refl...

19 April 2023

SYRIA: Chronicle from destruction and hope… FEBRUARY 25-27, 2023

Saturday the 25th of February 2023 Destination Aleppo   After the days spent in Iraq celebrating the 400th anniversary of the presence of the Carmelites in the land...

12 December 2022

Philippine: An Assembly of Beginnings

The 14th General Assembly of the Philippine Federation of Discalced Carmelite Nuns held last November 8-12, 2022 in Iloilo City, coincided with the launching of the centennial celebration of Jaro Carmel, the first Carmelite community in...

5 November 2022

Lisieux (Francia): pilgrimage of the Carmelite family

Saturday October 1st , the entire Carmelite family of the Paris province held a reunion in Lisieux for the 10th consecutive year. In the context of the general pastoral visitation of the father General, fr. Miguel Marquez Cal...

14 October 2022

Reflection Group of the CICLA (Union of Major Superiors of the Friars of Latin America)

On the 7th August, Fr. Leonel Ceniceros, Provincial of Mexico, Fr. Milton Moulton, Commissioner of Chile, Fr. Robin Calle, Delegate of Ecuador, and Fr. Martín Martínez of the Generalate, officially constituted the CICLA Reflection Gro...

3 October 2022

Silver Jubilees

South Kerala It is with immense joy and deep gratitude to God and to the Blessed Mother of Carmel that the Discalced Carmelite Friars of the Province of St. Joseph of South Kerala celebrated the Silver Jubilee of the reli...

30 July 2022

Burundi-Rwanda: Laudato si’ session: an experience of “everything is connected” and contemplation

From Thursday 26 to Sunday 29 of May 2022, the Community of Discalced Carmelites of Gitega hosted about fifty young people studying in secondary and university institutes in the cities of Bujumbura and Gitega. They came to live together an ...

8 July 2022

South Brazil: General Pastoral Visit to the Province of Blessed Mary of Mount Carmel

Father General, Fr. Miguel Márquez Calle, visited the Province of Our Lady of Mount Carmel (southern Brazil). This trip of Father General to Brazil was part of the General Pastoral Visit, carried out from 25th April to 28th ...

15 November 2021


During the solemnity of our Holy Mother Teresa of Jesus, we celebrated a thanksgiving Eucharist for Casa del Monte Carmelo at Lepaterique, Honduras. We are overjoyed because today has been a very significant day: a first Mass celeb...

14 September 2021

Tuesday, 14th September 2021

Today we came to the end of our General Chapter.  As the ancients said, ”ultima brevior” which means: the last must always be the briefest. The day was entirely dedicated to working on the Final Document of the Chapter and on the messa...